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Michael Lowry Refused Request In Defamation Case

North Tipperary Independent TD Michael Lowry

Judge Margaret Heneghan has refused, Independent TD Mr Michael Lowry, a declaration that he was defamed by journalist and broadcaster Mr Sam Smyth on TV3′s ‘Tonight with Vincent Browne‘ programme and in a newspaper article.

Mr Lowry TD, Holy Cross, Thurles, Co Tipperary, had sought the declaration under [...]

Coonan Pressures Carey On Sale Of Lisheen Mines

Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan today contacted Minister for Communications Pat Carey TD, asking him to further clarify the situation regarding Lisheen Mines.

Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co Tipperary

Newspaper reports suggest that owners, Anglo American are putting huge pressure on Minister Pat Carey to finally approve the mining company’s planned sale of Lisheen Mines, [...]

25,167 Redundancy Claims Awaiting Processing

Deputy Noel Coonan

In 2011, the Department of Social Protection is to undertake a review of the current redundancy claims processing procedures as part of their development of a new computer system, which will be integrated into the Department’s service delivery modernisation programme.

Local North Tipperary Fine Gael Deputy Noel Coonan said this is [...]

Boycott And Give Petrol Power To The People

Irish Fuel Prices

The word boycott is not a new word to any patriotic Irishman. Indeed it entered the English language during the Irish “Land War” and is derived from the name of Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott, the land agent of an absentee landlord, Lord Erne, who lived in Lough Mask House, in County [...]

Vedanta Friend Or Environmental Enemy Of Lisheen Mine

There have been calls for further investigation in to the Company which is set to take over Lisheen Mines, near Moyne, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Ministerial approval is currently being sought by Anglo American and Hindustan Zinc Ltd, a division of the Indian mining conglomerate Vedanta Resources plc.for the transfer of the mining leases.

However, locals [...]

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